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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 02:18 PM
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19. But can he give pardons for actions that are not currently being prosecuted?
He would have to declare his own actions illegal in order to give himself a pardon.

Criminal prosecution probably won't be declared until after he leaves office.
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  -Impeachment ain't gonna happen but what about prosecution after they leave office? Kablooie  Nov-23-07 05:32 AM   #0 
  - Has the bar been set so low that no president will ever be impeached again?  thepurpose   Nov-23-07 05:39 AM   #1 
  - Only if the goat is an intern and the Prez is a Dem...  rfranklin   Nov-23-07 05:45 AM   #2 
     - I'm sorry. You are absolutely right ,the dem will only have to pet a goat and the  thepurpose   Nov-23-07 05:49 AM   #3 
        - Or even read a book on goats, period.  lamprey   Nov-23-07 05:52 AM   #4 
           - My Pet Goat is obviously given some protected status though  BR_Parkway   Nov-23-07 05:59 AM   #6 
              - Special Privilage: It's the smoking gun. n/t  lamprey   Nov-23-07 06:16 AM   #10 
  - Without A Presidential Pardon - Yes  emanymton   Nov-23-07 05:55 AM   #5 
  - The question is  rjones2818   Nov-23-07 06:14 AM   #9 
  - Ex-Leaders From The Old Yugoslavia Learned - No.  emanymton   Nov-23-07 06:17 AM   #11 
  - Bush pardons Cheney, Bush resigns on Jan. 19, 2009....  rfranklin   Nov-23-07 06:23 AM   #12 
  - This Could Really Work. And The People Will Sit At Home ...  emanymton   Nov-23-07 06:27 AM   #14 
  - But can he give pardons for actions that are not currently being prosecuted?  Kablooie   Nov-23-07 02:18 PM   #19 
  - that's what i'm hoping for and would be better than impeachment  JI7   Nov-23-07 06:01 AM   #7 
  - No impeachment and maybe they have no intent to leave office to face possible  indepat   Nov-23-07 06:08 AM   #8 
  - You Are Not Alone Thinking This. ...  emanymton   Nov-23-07 06:25 AM   #13 
  - Thank you and that's what I have been saying since January!  Gman   Nov-23-07 06:39 AM   #15 
  - Obama has already pledged in a SC speech not to use the DOJ to investigate past administration!  Didereaux   Nov-23-07 07:55 AM   #16 
  - If an impeachment attempt doesn't happen, do you really think they'll be prosecuted at all?  mtnsnake   Nov-23-07 08:02 AM   #17 
  - No, this is about sweeping things under the rug  mmonk   Nov-23-07 11:08 AM   #18 
 

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